Being raised on musical influences such as Satie, Ravel & Saint Saëns, the Dutch twosome also are inspired by contemporary composers like Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass. Out of a strong need to make classical music more accessible, they founded Bardo State in 2003. As a whole, Mariposa reflects the untouchable space between chill & classical. An atmosphere that delicately fuses soulful melodies with modern electronica, effortlessly crosses hypnotic vocals with acoustic strings. Timeless soundscapes and dreamy epic grooves, the luscious orchestral songs are perfectly complemented by the heavenly voices of Jo Lemaire, Carmen van den Brakel and Kevin Mark Trail. Mariposa is an intense spiritual excursion that is fueled by inspiration & mystery.
It is a sound that will transform & inspire the listener for years to come. And the word is out. Numerous compilations & film scores have been leaning heavily on Bardo State. They already had their classic ‘Buddha Bar’ moment, as the beautiful Sospiro was selected as the opening track for Volume 9.
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